About the property
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- Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights
House, 2 Bedroom with King Beds, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
Big Island Vacation Houses presents: The Mango House. This lush, tropical oasis is located in beautiful North Kohala and offers an immersive Hawaiian experience removed from the tourist traps and bustle of other locales. In fact, it may have you believing you're a local.
A large variety of lush flora envelopes and divides the property, including hibiscus, birds of paradise, orchids, ferns, palms, an awesome banyan tree and fruit trees offering the freshest mangoes, papayas, bananas, and avocados that are yours for the picking. Savor oceanic, pastoral or jungle views as tropical birds sing, geckos chatter, the island breezes caress the trees, and the resonance of the tide rhythmically whispering in the distance.
The Mango House is a luxuriously designed 2,000 square foot house. The king sized master bedroom on the first floor accesses the 1,000 ft. of covered lanai decks. The upstairs loft bedroom with another king bed as well as a trundle bed, has its own half bathroom and upper level private lanai with spectacular ocean views. There is a fantastic fully equipped kitchen with state of the art appliances and an amazing 6ft Koa slab island. The master bath has a vessel sink and bali stone shower with soaking tub. There is also a separate private outdoor Bali Stone shower that is great after a day at the beach.
You are a short drive from the historic town of Kapaau, home of the original King Kamehameha I Statue. The charming downtown area has great art galleries and several wonderful restaurant as well as Kamehameha Park which has great tennis courts, a public swimming pool, a skate park and wonderful children playground. There is even a small public golf course you can play on for a nominal fee. A short drive in the other direction leads you Keokea Beach Park, which is a great spot for a picnic. Continue on and you come to the end of the road at the stunning Pololu Valley Overlook where you can enjoy a spectacular view hike down to the valley.
A few minutes past Kapaau is the colorful town of Hawi, known as North Kohala’s biggest little town. It is home to a weekly farmer’s market that we think is one of the best on the island. Be sure to sample local varieties of popular fruits, like apple bananas, strawberry papaya and in season, super sweet white pineapple! Hawi is also the bicycle turnaround for the annual Ironman World Championship held every October and has a great selection of unique shops and tasty restaurants. The world famous Bamboo Restaurant is consistently voted one of the best restaurants on the island with a great lineup of live music featuring award winning Hawaiian musicians. There are also wonderful alternative healing practices located here, with massage therapists , acupuncture specialists, naturopaths, herbalists, and a variety of yoga styles represented.
North Kohala is perfectly located to take advantage of many fun activities including scenic coastal rides on horseback or ATVs, the Kohala Zipline, Kayaking the Kohala Ditch and hiking trails galore. Head up the mountain road to Waimea and experience one of the best scenic drives in the US, with incredible views of Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea and its observatories and a birds eye view of South Kohala with all its resorts and white sand beaches. The beaches in Kohala are the best on the island, including world famous Hapuna beach (Conde Nast rated it one of the top 10 beaches in the world), scenic Mauna Kea Beach, child friendly Spencer Beach Park and local favorite Beach 69.
Head down the coast towards South Kohala and you’ll discover many historical sites and parks along the coastline to enjoy. Lapakahi State Park is the site of an ancient fishing village and great for whale watching. The harbor town of Kawaihae is home to a variety of tour companies offering scuba, snorkeling and whale watching tours. There’s also a nice selection of shops and galleries along with great dinning and music at the Blue Dolphin Restaurant or popular Café Pesto.
This private Eden reveals three other private houses spread out over 2 acres and presents a variety of accommodations, as each house offers it's own distinctive floor plan. The entire property sleeps 18-20. Please view our other rental listings at VRBO/215142, VRBO/215410 and VRBO/452049. The listing for the whole property is VRBO/481173
See a video tour of the Mango House by clicking on 'Video', which is located at the top of the page in the main photo's section.
Keywords: House, Vacation, Big Island, Jungle, Kohala, Pololu, Paradise
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Not ready for prime time
The Mango House has great potential, but we found so much that wasn't livable about it that we had to check out the second day and scramble to book something else on the Big Island. Two of the kitchen windows would not crank closed all the way; the cranking mechanisms were corroded, the handles fell off when we tried to seal them, and there were leaves and dirt collected in the corners between the screens and the windows so obviously they had been stuck open for some time. This allowed what appeared to be a rat to chew right through the accessible screens during the night and enter the kitchen, eating our food and leaving droppings on our clothing in the bedroom. One actually ran down the stairway in front of us when we were tidying up after dinner one evening. (We've had mice in our house; this was not a mouse.) The pillowcases were stained; the smoke alarm was missing its face and was obviously inoperable; the house phone was not working and our cell service was spotty; the microwave was not working and all the clocks and appliances were blinking, having apparently experienced a power outage; and the house does not have its address number anywhere on the road that is the only access to it. We were driving and then walking up and down this road in the rain when we arrived, trying to figure out where this place was; thankfully we finally reached the housekeeper who told us how to get to it, but we would never have found it on our own. It is completely secluded, off the beaten path, and no specific directions were offered prior to our arrival that would have pointed this out. One of the kitchen cabinets was full of what appeared to be construction trash and sticky traps. The network name and password provided to us to access the internet was incorrect. Fortunately, completely different information was listed in documents we found in the house that did allow us to access it, but again, it was unreliable. Two out of the three track lights in the living room were burned out. The entertainment system didn't work. In short, this house presented not just a host of inconveniences and rather deplorable conditions, but it was a thoroughly unsafe environment. We would have loved the decks, the outdoor shower, the secluded atmosphere--but in our opinion, and we told the property managers/housekeepers this--the place needs a thorough going over, top to bottom, before it is offered to anyone else.
we loved staying at mango house! it’s a tropical paradise, comfortable house
the mango house was a fantastic hawaii experience! we felt like we were in the jungle, with lush greenery and fruit trees. the house is very comfortable and has everything you need. the kohala area has restaurants, cafes and shops to explore. recommend the pololu valley hike and nearby off the grid food truck.
Beautiful peaceful spot in the jungle
This is a wonderful, clean and well appointed home. Would definitely come again.
Beautiful Tropical Escape
Thanks to Erin and the Bailey Family for a beautiful holiday week. We loved your property. The open floor plan, the lanai overlooking the jungle, and the quiet location made for a perfect vacation location. Thank you!
Fantastic house in a great setting. Exactly what we were hoping for.
A vacation to remember!!!
Besides having great friends to share the experience, the Mango House is exactly as advertised and more. It was like nothing we had stayed in before. comfortable, removed from the hustle and bustle of tourist areas. Quiet, beautiful with great amenities; full kitchen, comfortable beds, plenty of space to relax in and outside the house. The outdoor shower is great for washing off after a day at the beach and just because it is there and has running warm water. The owner responded same day. The house was open and ready when we arrived. We would all stay there again.
Thanks Mango House and owners,
The Folmar's and the Galloway's
The Big Island's North Kohala district is the discriminating travelers' best-kept secret. Experience 'Old Hawaii' in the charming historic towns of Hawi and Kapaau, with artists' shops, galleries, and delightful cafes. Historic sites - the famous statue of King Kamehameha, state parks, tropical gardens, Pololu Valley - with its majestic views, black sand beach, and scenic hiking trails. Or kick back, and enjoy some of the island's best beaches. Whale watching is seasonal (December through April), but the sea turtle sightings occur year-round.
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